Colombia: Military Aid

Defence written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of UK military assistance to the Colombian security forces was committed to humanitarian de-mining programmes in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In financial year 2007-08 it is planned that approximately 8 per cent. of UK MOD financial assistance to Colombia will be focused on humanitarian de-mining.

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